Help Research & People with Your Spare Cycles – worldcommunitygrid.org
I’ve been a proponent of grid computing for quite a while. You can donate spare cycles and help researchers at worldcommunitygrid.org find the cures that will really help people, maybe even someone you know. I participate in the World Community Grid – if you have cycles on a machines or two, why not join? If you do join – sign up for my team – I’m currently on a project to help out with cancer research for children.
World Community Grid – What is it?
World Community Grid brings together people from across the globe who donate their idle computer time. The goal is to create the largest volunteer computing grid benefiting humanity through research. WCG’s work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can help make the planet smarter.
World Community Grid – How does it work?
Donate the power of your computer when it is turned on, but is idle, to projects that benefit humanity! If you join – sign up for my team – it’s quite easy. My team’s current projects are focused on childhood cancer, AIDS research, Nutritious Rice development, and Muscular Dystrophy. My team is “House of Beor”. There are lots of options to control how it uses your machine and how much. For example you can specify times/days when it is not allowed to work. You can also limit how much resources, for example CPU, it is allowed to use when computations are running.